Monthly Archives: December 2010


The liberal news blog Crooks and Liars gets its claws into Pope Benedict’s recent statement blaming the 70’s for pedophilia. Any conservative Catholics feel like going into the lion’s den on this one? I sure don’t. I find the commentariat … Continue reading

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How Do You Know?

Just finished up the second of two New Year’s Eve weddings. Nice couples, both. The parish priests split ’em, each taking one. So I got to hear two different wedding homilies tonight. I was struck by Fr Jon’s homily in … Continue reading

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OCF 350-351: Morning and Evening

The OCF references the GILH for the most-appropriate “hinges,” Morning and Evening Prayer: 350. At morning prayer the Christian community recalls “the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the true light enlightening all people (see John 1:9) and ‘the sun of … Continue reading

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OCF 349: Why the Liturgy of the Hours?

The paragraph that follows is one of the best summaries of the importance and purpose of the Liturgy of the Hours: 349. In the celebration of the office for the dead members of the Christian community gather to offer praise … Continue reading

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1909 S

Gold, and to a lesser extent, silver, had been the primary work of federal government’s branch mint in California since 1852. They had to do something with all the precious metal they were finding in pans and such. Rather than … Continue reading

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Neotraditionalism Struggles

An interesting confluence of commentaries in the Catholic blogosphere today. California Catholic Daily spent eight days straining the “NCR heterodoxy” from John Allen’s piece to trumpet the joy of a “new curia” under Pope Benedict. Paul Inwood reports on the … Continue reading

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Holy Family 2010 Alleluia, Gospel, and Homily

My pastor, Fr Jon Seda, had a really good homily on Holy Family Sunday. He spoke of the distinction between dysfunctional families and holy ones. Holy families do not lack conflict, but they know how to resolve it and move … Continue reading

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